Distinguished Lawyer Memorial Honoree


David Casey, Sr.

David S. Casey, Sr. was one of California’s preeminent trial lawyers and the first plaintiff’s attorney ever elected president of the State Bar of California. He was a tenacious and decisive litigator who tried over 700 jury trials, yet had a generous spirit and resolute demeanor. David founded what is now known as Casey, Gerry, Reed & Schenk (more than 55 years ago.) He was widely recognized for his professional accomplishments receiving awards from the San Diego County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers among others. David was a founder of the California Trial Lawyers Association and the first president of Consumer Attorney of San Diego, and the second president and a diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was a fellow of both the International Academy of Trial lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. He was a deeply trusted and respected colleague, friend and family member